written and performed by Minita Gandhi
Directed by Heidi Stillman
August 31 – October 7, 2017
Thursdays & Fridays @ 7:30 PM
Saturdays @ 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
While foraging through her parents’ basement, Minita discovers her father’s worn suitcase from his very first journey to the United States, with a single statement scribbled in black Sharpie: “When I die, discard this bag if you like, until then it stays.”
This sparked a curiosity leading to vulnerable interviews where her parents shared stories they had never spoken of before. By weaving their stories with her own life-changing journey to India in 2009 for her brother’s arranged marriage, Muthaland shares the magic of Minita’s journey to India, full of prophets, ritual, the convergence of American and Indian cultures and finding one’s own voice within a culture of silence.
The familiar and the foreign swap roles in this true story of a quest for love, the fight for truth, and what happens when your mom finds your vibrator.
Part of ALL IN 100 Club, 100 Club and 3-Play 2017 Subscription Series.
Moderated post-show dialogues follow Thursday and Friday performances.